2nd Grade News
743-4810 email@example.com December 6, 2013
Language Workshop: This week, we are starting a new unit on Native Americans. We will be comparing and contrasting the woodlands and plains Native Americans.
Word Study: We worked on words with the vowels ai and ay with a review of long a words with silent e. Next week will be a review week so no new words will be added.
Vocabulary Development: These words are tied in with our Native American unit. This week’s words are natural resources, Native Americans, habitat, shelter, migrate, artifacts, and daily life.
Math Workshop: We are still working on Topic 8: Adding Two Digit Numbers.
The Math Drills are increasing in difficulty with each one that is passed. Some students are asking for their goals to be lowered but when asked they say they aren’t practicing them. Students can use their flash cards to practice along with the old math drills that they aren’t passing. The problems can be copied onto a clean sheet of paper and used as practice. Thank you for encouraging your child to practice their math facts.
Content Workshop: Our focus is Native Americans.
Reading Workshop: This week, we are working on using different reading strategies while we read. Some of these strategies are rereading something I didn’t understand, making predictions, making connections, and using clues from the story to make inferences.
No Santa Bash Tonight
With school being dismissed today at 11:00 due to the impending winter weather, Santa Bash will also be canceled. As you can probably imagine, the month of December is jam-packed full of activities so an evening reschedule isn’t an option. Ms. Mikki, Ms. Karen and I will put our heads together this morning and see if we can make any type of alternate plan. Please be watching the blog for further information. For those of you wanting to get your preschool applications turned in, we’ll be posting directions soon! In the meantime, hold tight! Stay warm and safe travels!
- December 5, 11-13: NWEA testing
- December 20: Christmas Party
- December 23-January 6: Christmas Break
- January 7: Students report back to school J